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Business Studies A Level at Farlingaye High School

Course description

Business Studies is a dynamic subject in which you will apply theories and experience to real-life settings.

In Business we have to research solutions to potential problems that a business may face and analyse and evaluate the success of these solutions.

The opportunity to see this from the angle of both a student and a business person will allow you to develop a variety of transferable skills, such as evaluating and analysing business data, developing oral and written communication skills.


Course content

You will study six different units:

  • The Business Environment
  • Business Resources
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Business Communication
  • Managing a Business Event
  • Developing Teams in Business. 

Entry requirements

You are expected to have achieved a minimum of five Grade C passes at GCSE in Year 11 (including C English and ‹‘ˆC Mathematics).

It is not a requirement that you have previously studied Business Studies, but if you have you must have achieved at least a Pass/C Grade at KS4.


The courses is 67% coursework and 33% exam, graded using the Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction* system.

The Introductory Diploma is equivalent to one GCE A Level, and the course carries UCAS points.

Future opportunities

The list is long and varied but Business is useful for the following careers:

accountancy, economics, event management, financial services (banking etc), insurance, management, sports management, surveying and telecommunications.

Business is also a route to various university courses including Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics, Education, Finance, Management, Marketing, Politics and Social Sciences.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Farlingaye High School directly.

Last updated date: 01 June 2016
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